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One of the nation`s largest and most cutting-edge public media companies is seeking a dynamic and versatile Air Operations Technician to join our team. This position in Rocky Mountain PBS` Master Control department involves monitoring our television transmissions of three separate regional feeds and trouble-shooting broadcast operations.

Oversees operation of multiple channel automated master control systems; operates various media playback and record devices, including disc-based media servers and video tape machines; transfers media between various storage devices to make program material available in a timely and efficient manner; works in cooperation with Traffic/Programming department to ensure accurate and timely generation of automation play list content for all program streams; overrides automation system when necessary and manually switches all streams from common control panel. Monitors technical quality of all program streams. Will trim, time, and check that audio and video parameters fall within FCC and ATSC specification, and that captions are present. Monitors transmission equipment, including transmitter remote user interfaces, to ensure compliance with FCC rules. Makes transmitter adjustments as directed; logs specific transmitter data to maintain compliance with FCC rules. Records programs from satellite and other sources. Prepares media for integration into the automation system. Trouble-shoots various systems in Broadcast Operations, and works with other engineering and Traffic personnel to mitigate problems. Provide operational support to the Production department as needed. Provides support and assistance to engineering staff for integration, documentation, and maintenance of various systems in Broadcast Operations. May provide engineering support to other departments as required. Performs other duties as assigned.

Must be computer literate, and have familiarity with broadcast traffic software and basic principles of automation. Must be able to set up videotape equipment, and operate routers and master control switchers, video servers, and automation software and equipment. Must be familiar with broadcast digital video formats and with technical monitoring tools such as vector scopes, waveform monitors, and audio meters. Must possess a strong incentive to learn new technologies as they apply to television broadcast. Four-year degree required; FCC Operator Certification and/or SBE Operation Certification desirable. Must be familiar with Microsoft Office products, such as Word, Excel, and Outlook; familiarity with Microsoft Visio drawing software is desired. Must be able to handle multiple complex tasks simultaneously and efficiently.


Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to and please put "Air Ops Tech" in the subject line.

  1. A cover letter detailing how the applicant's qualifications fit RMPBS' needs and stating how you found out about this opening.
  2. A resume detailing education, training, salary history, and employment experience.
  3. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references with a thorough knowledge of the applicant's professional experience and achievements.
  4. Salary requirements.

Position will be posted at until filled. No phone calls please.

KRMA-TV/KTSC-TV/KRMJ-TV/KRMU-TV/KRMZ-TV and KUVO-FM/KVJZ-FM are licensed to and operated by Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network, Inc., as non-commercial public television and radio. Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

DEADLINE: 2015-09-30